Amazon Prime Video's massively popular The Boys is a superhero series like no other. While most superhero television presents its superpowered characters as, well, heroes, The Boys offers a satirical — if not more accurate — portrayal of how superheroes might act in the real world. The "supes" of The Boys are deeply flawed, often unstable, and not exactly good guys. And it's something that extends not just to the male characters but the female ones as well, something that series star Erin Moriarty praises as breaking the mold for women superheroes.
Speaking with Digital Spy, Moriarty explained that it's because The Boys presents its female characters — particularly the superheroes — as being just as flawed as the men that the show is breaking the mold, and it's intentional.
"We intentionally don't fit in because [outside of The Boys] you have these female superheroes [who are] super empowered, and that's amazing, but there's no chink to …